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Steve Mason’s new goalie mask features current Flyers players as zombies [UPDATED w/ video]

Jan 24, 2014, 11:12 AM EDT

Somebody can’t wait until Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday nights.

According to the Flyers’ Instagram account, goalie Steve Mason has a hot new mask to go along with his new multimillion dollar contract.

It’s save to say Mase is something of a zombie fan as the new mask features undead Flyers players Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, and Jake Voracek.

As one person said on Twitter, “Great mask, accurately depicts the play of the team of late.”

Mason even has a stick to match:

  1. fknboz - Jan 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    And Hartnell too!

  2. franko - Jan 24, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    This is way too easy…..

    He’s just going by what he sees in front of him.

  3. americanitis - Jan 24, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Steve Mason sees dead people.

    They play defense in front of him.

  4. Marvin Monroe - Jan 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Mason is a big fan of the Walking Dead.

    But he hasn’t enjoyed the most recent season when they play defense in front of him.

  5. Earl - Jan 24, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    I heard that Steve Mason likes zombies. Because the Flyers defense often plays like zombies in front of him.

  6. Jay - Jan 24, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Wait, did anybody make a zombie defense joke yet?

    • chris - Jan 24, 2014 at 8:59 PM

      Know what rips zombies to shreds…bears. Go Bruins!!!

      • Jay - Jan 24, 2014 at 9:03 PM

        @Chris Wrong thread, loser

      • chris - Jan 24, 2014 at 9:09 PM

        We’ll save the losing for the flyers.

      • willh888 - Jan 24, 2014 at 9:35 PM

        You know what Humans shoot for fun? Bears

      • chris - Jan 24, 2014 at 10:05 PM

        Know what bears eat for fun…humans that make stupid statements

      • Marvin Monroe - Jan 24, 2014 at 10:06 PM

        @ Chris.

      • chris - Jan 24, 2014 at 10:09 PM

        I don’t like that video..haha

      • willh888 - Jan 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM

        Chris when was the last time you tweeted Joel Ward

      • chris - Jan 24, 2014 at 10:22 PM

        I guess the last time you tweated Eric lindross

    • BenE. - Jan 24, 2014 at 10:26 PM

      As I was scrolling through the same joke (as funny as it was), I was hoping someone would say this. Great job.

      • chris - Jan 24, 2014 at 10:37 PM

        What do the flyers and the titanic have in common? They both look good until they hit the ice.

  7. TheDude - Jan 24, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Funny how it’s all forwards and trainers on the mask. No defensemen.

    • willh888 - Jan 24, 2014 at 7:42 PM

      I just assume they couldn’t be found

  8. flash8910 - Jan 24, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Flyers as zombies (slow moving, lacking brains)…too easy.

  9. john sadowski - Jan 25, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    When the hell are the Flyers going to get an f-in goaltender? What’s it been 25 years?

  10. FlyersFan - Jan 25, 2014 at 10:22 PM



    Craig Berube is an AHL level coach. He continues to make baffling decisions.

    The defense as a whole is close to atrocious. Coburn’s play has fallen off of a cliff recently.

    Kimmo Timonen showed once again why he needs to retire. He got turned inside out on a rush one on one againtst David Krejci which completely exposed Timonen’s lack of speed which in turns hurts his positioning.He is painfully slow to read and react to plays and yet Berube still sees fit to give him first pair minutes and first unit power play duties and he has been completely useless in both regards. Think about this and let it digest for a minute……..Luke Schenn has more goals with almost ZERO power play time.

    Mark Streit is decent offensively but gets totally exposed defensively much the same as Meszaros does.

    Nick Grossmann has suddenly turned into a train wreck. He is absolutely awful in his own end defensively and takes some really stupid penalties on top of it.

    Luke Schenn has been the best defensive defenseman for the Flyers but takes an unfair amount of blame for the short comings of his defenive partners. Earlier in the year he took the blame for Timonen’s horrible play and got benched for it.

    Then he was paired with the defensively awful Meszaros and because Meszaros is only about offense, the pair was exposed with odd man rushes due to Mez getting caught pinching offensively leaving Luke to deal with the odd man rushes himself.

    Today he was paired with Gus and they were easily the best defensive pair on the ice for the Flyers. God only knows the mind of Berube when he makes decisions to sit Gus for games at a stretch and start Mez. Luke is a totally different player when he has a defensively aware partner and one that this team desperately needs.

    I know I’m going to catch a lot of hate for this next comment but it needs to be said…..Claude Giroux is an overrated player. He is not captain material. He is not worth $8 million a season. It is painfully obvious he cannot carry a team by himself. Either get him the help he needs, or trade him for a ton while he still has elite value in the league’s eyes.

    Finally, Paul Holmgren needs to be fired. Nothing more needs to be said.

    • mykhuis - Jan 25, 2014 at 11:01 PM

      Berube is not the problem. At all.

      He can only work with who he has, and frankly he has little to work with on defense.

      I agree that Schenn and Gustafsson were the best pair today. Timonen is not the player he was, but he is still better in his previous roles than Streit could ever be. Grossmann makes bad decisions with the puck and puts his teammates in bad positions regularly.

      Next season I expect a different group back there without Timonen, Meszaros, or Grossmann. I wouldn’t cry if Streit were gone either. Timonen is the only one I’d miss.

      • BenE. - Jan 25, 2014 at 11:34 PM

        Streit isn’t going anywhere. Holmgren gave him a no trade clause.

        Speaking of which, where are all the people who praised the Streit signing when it happened? I remember I, and a few others, caught a lot of shit for saying the Streit signing is terrible and the contract is even worse. Do I need to go back and retrieve names to get my written apologies?

      • mykhuis - Jan 26, 2014 at 11:19 AM

        Streit is fine on the power play when he deems it appropriate to shoot the puck. That’s about it, though. NTCs mean nothing to Homer… See Richards, Mike and Gagné, Simon.

    • mykhuis - Jan 25, 2014 at 11:03 PM

      Disagree about Giroux but agree about Holmgren.

    • willh888 - Jan 26, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      I don’t know too many players who are good enough in hockey to carry a team with a defense like this all on their own. Giroux isn’t off the hook or anything, but I can’t imagine any one player ‘carrying’ this team. Every great player is supported by other great players and result is usually pretty damn good. Just look at the best teams in the league.. hand full of great players (Getzlaf/Perry, Toews/Kane, Malkin/Crosby). I’m not sure Scott Hartnell qualifies as one of these outstanding compliments.

      Only player I can remember truly carrying a mediocre team to the brink of greatness was our very own AI.. and basketball lets you get away with that, but not hockey.

      • mykhuis - Jan 26, 2014 at 11:16 AM

        Agreed 100%.

      • FlyersFan - Jan 26, 2014 at 2:29 PM

        The defense is a separate issue from Giroux being an overrated player.

        Giroux isn’t going to go out and score that clutch goal. He’s not going to drop the gloves in defense of a teammate or start a fight to get the team going when it’s called for. He isn’t going to carry a team on his back offensively, he’s never scored 30 goals in a season. This is why I said he’s not captain material.

  11. t800m101 - Jan 27, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Gustafaggot needs to get the fuck off this team. He’s fucking awful and easily one of the softest players in the league.


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